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Project WaterFall -- A water cooling project log by Phenom

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Usually it's less modding and less hassle with a full tower. your ITX build really is amazing though, impressive. :toast:

Even with my Haf 932, I had to do slight modding to get my rad on the back on my case. It was too tough to try and squeeze them both inside.
Oh no doubt it is easier that is why my full tower has an MCR420, 320 and 220 in it. :laugh: I can't be the norm.
 

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I think it has to do with the fact theres way more space to work in when it comes to full towers. And to be able to stick a single triple rad inside it!
 

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yeah at 1280mhz. Before on air it was up around 68-69c at same clocks, and it was a little unstable because I think VRMs and memory got way to hot on air because the cooler had no contact points for them. Only the GPU.

Theres a ton of minature bubbles in the reservior! haha
Is your pump turned all the way up? I'm pretty sure the radiator you chose is going to struggle a little bit with keeping your temps below 45c.

You can use HWiNFO64 to monitor your VRM temps.
 

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Is your pump turned all the way up? I'm pretty sure the radiator you chose is going to struggle a little bit with keeping your temps below 45c.

You can use HWiNFO64 to monitor your VRM temps.
Yeah, and yeah probably. I dont have the fans at full tilt either soo.

Regardless, temps are still WAY better! And it climbs in temperatures so much slower.
 
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Yep and makes sense as water can remove the heat from the CPU so much more efficiently and effectively.
 

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Yep and makes sense as water can remove the heat from the CPU so much more efficiently and effectively.
yeah its pretty sweet. It got up to 52c in Crysis 3 Alpha.
 
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Sounding awesome. Grr, you making me want water!
 
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Sounding awesome. Grr, you making me want water!
Got some cheap stuff from danger den, plus this thread, is getting me to go to water. Thanks mxphenom, thanks a lot.
 

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Pushing the fans to 100% dropped the load temps to 45/46c haha!

Rad is probably getting saturated haha
 

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Pushing the fans to 100% dropped the load temps to 45/46c haha!

Rad is probably getting saturated haha
Those fans really work well to be honest. I had 3 on my 360 rad, and they worked extremely well, beat out 6 med. yate loons in push/pull. Not only did they work well, but they were very well built with nice black cabling :D
 

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Those fans really work well to be honest. I had 3 on my 360 rad, and they worked extremely well, beat out 6 med. yate loons in push/pull. Not only did they work well, but they were very well built with nice black cabling :D
Yeah, the corsair fans are the only fans I buy. regardless of situation :) Innovative too, I like the colored rings.
 
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Yeah even with this little single 120mm rad I got for my Prodigy (a really good all-copper AlphaCool Nexxos ST30 but still) the 3570K doesn't get above 57C Prime 95 at 4.4Ghz (only 1.18v though but still as good if not better than my old MCR-220). Heh, actually it passes Prime at that voltage but BF3 "stopped working" so I dropped to 4.2 for now.
 

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Glad things worked out. I like the color of the tubing, it's a slightly different opacity and color than the standard blue.
 

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Glad things worked out. I like the color of the tubing, it's a slightly different opacity and color than the standard blue.
Yeah its fricken sweet. Thanks for your help during the process.
 
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Yeah, it looks awesome.

What color sleeving are you gonna go with?

Edit: Im dumb, you linked to black. Blue could be cool
 

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Yeah, it looks awesome.

What color sleeving are you gonna go with?

Edit: Im dumb, you linked to black. Blue could be cool
Probably black and blue. Alternate
 
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I'd rather spend a full day hitting my genitals with a hammer than do that much sleeving. Talk about boring tortuous monotony. Besides that, it would take you a year. Buy some extensions and be done with it, or ditch that PSU and get a full modular and have someone make a new set so you aren't voiding your warranty.
 

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I'd rather spend a full day hitting my genitals with a hammer than do that much sleeving. Talk about boring tortuous monotony. Besides that, it would take you a year. Buy some extensions and be done with it, or ditch that PSU and get a full modular and have someone make a new set so you aren't voiding your warranty.
I like sleeving haha! I do want to get a fully modular Platinum PSU. Like the Seasonic platinums.

SeaSonic Platinum Platinum-860 860W ATX12V / EPS12...
 

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I'm sure that will make James888 all creamy.
 

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I'm sure that will make James888 all creamy.
oh god Alex your sick.

Hey Alex didn't you say you had to slow down the flow of your loop when you had a mid tower? Why was that? Because i have my pump on full tilt right now.
 
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Not because of my tower size, it's because my pump has the power of 10,000 suns. I'd slow your pump until you like the sound of it, it shouldn't matter with such a small loop with little restriction.
 

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Not because of my tower size, it's because my pump has the power of 10,000 suns. I'd slow your pump until you like the sound of it, it shouldn't matter with such a small loop with little restriction.
Yeah my pump, sounds like my San Ace fans haha. I figured if you slow it down, itll slow the flow allowing the water to last in the rad longer. I really want a thick rad now though. This X-Flow rad gets saturated so fast.
 
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Keyboard Ducky Pro MX Black
Software Windows 8.1 x64
Agreed on the nice color of that XSPC tubing...noted.